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Unknown Location – Sun 30th Dec 2001 – Callout 35 in 2001

Call to help a crag fast walker and his dog on Pikes Crag, Scafell Pike. Alarm raised by the stranded walker mobile phone to the Police station. He was crag fast on the buttress just to the side of pikes Crag on Scafell Pike. He was approximately 50 metres above the foot of the buttress on ice and snow. The dog had already fallen 15 meters onto a ledge below. The Team Leader along with 7 members of the team already at the Wasdale Head carried out the rescue. The Team Leader had to carefully climb up to the casualty using ice axes and crampons before lowering him down to safety. They were transported safely back down to the valley bottom by a Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley, North Wales. The RAF had been notified by the police and attended but was unable to fly above Hollow Stones due to low cloud. Both walker and dog were safe and well.

Incident Type
Location Unknown Location

Incident started at 12:20.

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